Oh and I forget to say earlier, thanks to Therin. I should have known that if there were any neat bits of trivia to share it would be you who would have it. I love my fellow Trek addicts.
My pleasure. I pounced
on "Doctor's Orders" hoping/expecting Naraht the horta, but fearing he wouldn't be permitted by the new "rules", and was thrilled instead to recognize the other aliens featured in the novel, plus the return of Janice Kerasus! (Both Naraht and Janice were in "The Kobayashi Alternative".)
by Therin of Andor
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Naraht the horta; Harb Tanzer, Chief of Recreation; Nurse Lia Burke; linguist Janíce Kerasus; and Doctor Tom Krejci (DC Comics TOS Series I: the "Double Blind" two-parter, #24-25, and "The Last Word", #28). All of these characters have appeared in Diane Duane "Star Trek" novels, and most, including Theresa Renner, in "The Kobayashi Alternative" game. (Harb's hair is miscoloured; it should be silver/white.)
Other Duane novel/game characters who get mentioned by name in "The Last Word" comic include Athende (the tentacled Sulamid), and Avoca. In the omnibus of her first four "Rihannsu" novels, "The Bloodwing Voyages", Diane Duane revealed that Transporter Technician Renner is named for her former housemate.